Friday Farm Report: Dahl Takes It Slow In First Return From Broken Foot
Outfielder David Dahl, who fractured his right foot when he fouled a ball off it on May 30, began his rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Albuquerque. He made a quick impact in an abbreviated appearance.
Dahl homered in the first inning of what became a 16-1 Isotopes victory. And he did it against former Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles, who was beginning his own rehab assignment for the Padres with their Triple-A affiliate El Paso. Lyles, who had a perfect game against the Rockies for 7 1/3 innings in San Diego on May 15, gave up three home runs in the first inning of his 2 2/3 inning appearance.
Dahl played three innings in the field, and then came out of the game in the bottom of the third in favor of pinch-hitter Stephen Cardullo.
The Rockies want to bring Dahl along slowly, and make sure the foot injury is completely healed. He has 19 more days that he can be on a rehab assignment. Dahl was limited to 19 games at the minor-league level last year because of a stress reaction in his rib cage, and went from July 30 last summer until January without even swinging a bat.
In Thursday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (47-50) won 16-1 at El Paso. The Isotopes hit five home runs and turned five double plays -- Daniel Castro (.340) hitting one of the home runs and being involved in all five double plays. Jan Vazquez (.264) was 3-for-5 with four RBI and a home run. Ryan McMahon (.265), Mike Tauchman (.348) and Dahl also homered. David Holman (4-3, 5.81) allowed one run on six hits and two walks, striking out two, in six innings.
AA Hartford (47-48) lost 10-0 at Portland. Ryan Castellani (5-6, 5.59) allowed eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits and three walks, striking out one, in five innings. Sam Hilliard (.276) had two of the Yard Goats' four hits, including a double.
Hi A Lancaster (15-13 2nd half; 48-50) lost 5-4 at Stockton. Justin Lawrence (0-2, 2.27) suffered his fourth blown save in 10 opportunities, giving up a two-run home run to Sandber Pimentel. Pimentel also hit a three-run home run in the eight, accounting for all five Stockton runs.
Low A Asheville (14-11 2nd half; 41-53) lost 5-1 against Greenville, suffering the first no-hitter at McCormick Field since former Rockies prospect Bruce Billings pitched a no-hitter in 2008. Enmanuel De Jesus, who retired the first 22 batters, hit Todd Czinege with a pitch, and he eventually scored with the assitances of two wild pitches for the Tourists' only run. Nick Kennedy (2-10, 6.77) allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk, striking out four, in 5 2/3 innings.
Short-season A Boise (19-15) lost 17-2 against Everett. Miguel Ausua (0-2, 7.97) allowed 10 runs, six earned, on eight hits and three walks, striking out three.
Rookie Grand Junction (16-17) won 7-6 against Billings. Hunter Stovall (.447) delivered the game-winning home run in the seventh inning. It was his fourth home run of the season. Coco Montes (.407) also hit his fourth home run earlier in the game. Jason Bird (2-0, 1.17) pitched two shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out four for the win. Alexander Martinez (3.77) earned his seventh save, striking out two in one inning. Eris Filpo (8.10) allowed five runs, three earned, on eight hits and two walks, striking out four, in four innings.
Dominican Summer League South (16-23) won 7-5 against the Nationals. Anderson Amarista (4-4, 4.34) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out four, in six innings. Anderson Pilar (2.25) earned his fourth save. Jesus Baptista (.284) was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Dominican Summer League North East (22-15) won 5-0 at the Mariners. Kleiver Osorio (4-2, 1.87) allowed two hits and a walk, striking out six, in five innings. Eddy Diaz (.265) was 2-for-5 with a run scored, a double and two RBI.